26th January 2006, 22:36
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well, i always like lighter...
Originally Posted by jfenley
If you think the 3" lip will look better, I will trust you. I'm not looking for extra bling, but if it saves weight and looks better, OK.
I am listening to the top engineer at champion motorsports. his feeling continues to be that because the rim is large (20") and the car is so muscular, that it would be more appropriate to go with a 1 1/2" lip up front and a 3" lip in the rear. It allows for the stagger to be nicely exagerated front to rear. We usually go 1" fornt and 21/2" rear but. BUT, that is for M3 and small coupe'. I am starting to be swayed toward his thinking unless we get a huge dissenting opinion we may go with 3" rear and 1.5" front.
9x20 et 3
10.5x20 et 22
This allows you to easily run stock rubber or to plus size comfortably up to 275 fronts and 305 rears ( which will be a glorious set up on this car) You also have the benefit of increased track up front by almost 3/4" with the rear matching to within 1/8" or slightly less. This will provide much better grip and you will absolutly feel it on the street or on the track.
You will notice that our offsets ( which are almost finalized but not quite) are more aggresive up front than the competition. We suspect that the others in this market have tried to accomodate the M6 and maybe the 550i with their wheel sizing - that happens commonly. This wheel will be specific for the M5.
I will keep you updated; please do not sweat colors right now but please get chuck/champion deposits so we can order
Last edited by shep01; 26th January 2006 at 22:38.